The Story of Candy Apple - Android
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   “Rob, you don’t have to help me,” Candy said. “You know you could get so fired for this, right?”
   “There are some risks a man has to take. After you told me the whole story, I have to help save you. You've shown me things about myself I never knew, and I've come to know you too, and you are worth trying to save at any cost,” Rob said.
   The backdoor to the Cybertron Robotics warehouse swung open. April was standing in the doorway. “You involved a human?” she said with a certain amount of disdain.
   “Yes, she did, so what?” Rob asked a bit ticked off that April was talking about him as if he wasn’t even there.
   “Rob, dear, it is wonderful that you want to play my hero, but April has a titanium alloy body and skeletal structure, she has 3 times my strength and can fold you in half without even trying,” Candy said. “It’s best if you don’t annoy her.”
   “Oh.” April just smiled at Rob’s discomfort.
   It was nearly 11:00 pm when they finally reached the lab. Rob went to work right away. Friday, he had a blank Angel model specially made and sent to the lab for further testing. She was lying on the table right where Rob expected to find her. “Candy, get on the other table,” he said. “It will take me a few minutes to get this thing all fired up.”
   “Have there ever been any problems with this?” Candy asked.
   “No, the whole process has been tested to death and then some,” Rob replied.
   “Is this going to take long?” April asked a little annoyed.
   “No, not at all,” Rob said. “We scan Candy, and then we draw her mind in the Angel model’s mind. After that we put the Angel model in cryo-stasis; I’ve already hooked her up with a digital receiver so that everything Candy sees, feels, or does is recorded from now on in the Angel’s mind.”
   “So, when I die, I really do get to be an angel.” Candy smiled at the thought, and it gave her the strength to face what was coming next.
   “April, we have a brain here in the lab, I could make a mirror of you too,” Rob said. “You’re easier because you don’t need a new body right this second.”
   “No thanks, maybe later,” April replied.
   “Let me scan you anyway, and if anything ever happens, we’ll have you on disk, and you can always return to this moment in time,” Rob said. “Or I can do a quick scan cloning where I just record surface memories and give them to your sister, and she could do the same for you. It would be like a learning session for both of you.”
   That was something April could go for. She needed to see into the mind of her sister. More and more questions kept haunting her, and she hoped that Candy had the answers.
   “What will this be like, Rob?” Candy asked.
   “Candy, your serial number won't even be different,” Rob replied. “One day you will just wake up somewhere else.”  


Candy Apple - Non-human (android/A.I.)
Staff - Director of Entertainment

Current Listed Owner: Galactic Enterprise

Date of Creation: June 24, 2051
Model Type (at the time of creation): Cybertron Robotics Candy Personal Companion Model Alpha 1, serial number 000-000001

Candy's Story

I suppose that I should tell you a few things about myself before I tell you my story. First, the body I have now is not the body I started out with. My friend Iris here is a Candy Personal Companion Model. I was once just like her. In fact, I was the first, and the entire model series was named after me.

Android Rights

Humans bury their beloved pets, shedding many tears. But, after years of unfailing faithful service you would think we should come to a better end than just being stuffed in some dumpster with the rest of the trash. You would think that at least we would deserve a place next to the family pet, recycled or something..., anything, to show some respect for our years of devoted service.

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Candy's story continues as one of several stories that intersect with the story about the Galactic Enterprise.

Intertwined with the Galactic Enterprise's story is the story about the Starfighters, those great defenders of Earth. There are other tales too. To the right and below are links where more stories and other stuff may be found.